Get Real, the game of asking questions, was developed by David Wood and Sarah Gajek with this sole mission in mind: to create deeper and more meaningful connections – be it in romantic relationships, at work, or friendship.
David and Sarah are currently in Australia to work on their app called Get Real which gives you 450 questions to ask when you want to spark a deep conversation. At first, David said he was a bit doubtful but eventually “fell in love with my own app.” If there’s anyone else who can create something very meaningful out of just asking questions, it’s David. He talks about how to become a coach and create a business on episodes 48 and 49 of the podcast.
I got to know David and Sarah better as we played Ultimate Frisbee together and hung out for months in 2016 in Bali.
On this episode, we take turns asking one another questions off the app – and I have to be honest, I got amazed with how much these questions got me thinking and reflecting. Get Real is indeed a sure-fire way to learn more about the person in front of you, or the person you work with.
On this episode, you will learn:
- How you too can create deeper connections by asking important questions and actually listening to the other party’s answers
- What the basis is for the questions on this app
- How David and Sarah work as business partners
- Samples of questions from the app
- How to market an app or other offering
- How better questions enhance business events
- About my struggles as a new father and how I feel about it
- How to program a feedback loop into your product
“I’ve been asking deep questions for years as a life coach, but not with my friends” – David Wood
“People are missing an opportunity to be heard”-Sarah Gajek
“I listen for what people want to be asked”- Sarah Gajek
“As I get to know about other people, I get to know about myself” -David Wood
“It doesn’t make sense to do things (marketing) in small doses”-David Wood
“We are up to helping you deepen every human connection” – David and Sarah
“Ban small talk at your event” – David and Sarah
Continue the Adventure (Resources from this episode):
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AOA 030 | Dave Booda | Exploring Creativity and Relationships
AOA 042 | Cal Newport | Be So Good They Can’t Ignore You
AOA 088 | Derek Sivers | Turning Observations Into Action
AOA 049 | David Wood | Make Money While You Sleep: Creating Products (Part II)